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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

UF students have felt the effects of the government shutdown on a personal scale.

Although it was partial and ended Friday, some UF students were affected financially because of it, UF Spokesperson Margot Winick said. 

The university announced Friday that it will continue deferring the payment of charges and waiving late fees for students who are federal employees or who rely financially on family members who are federal employees, Winick said.

Winick said the university will make accommodations on a case-by-case basis to help students impacted.

“We want to help students the best we can,” Winick said.

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Correction: This story has been updated to reflect that financial aid was not affected due to the government shutdown. UF will be offering help to students who are federal employees or financially rely on family members who are federal employees. A student source was also removed from the story. 

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